Tag Archives: Intranet

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Killing An Intranet: You’re The Only One Who’s Going To Cry

Long time ago, I was subject to a company reorganization (one of several I’ve been through). At that time, I was running a company newspaper, and the management had decided to let the corporate knife cut the costs.

Merging the paper with the existing intranet was no knockout, neither for me nor my fellow co-workers at the comms department. However, it turned out to be for some others in the company.


Why Your Audience Doesn’t Read What You Write And What You Can Do About It

This post will take you about 2 minutes to read. Will you make it until the end?

Probably not.

In a text longer than 100 words, people tend to read only 20 % of it. This text is 298 words long, so you’ll probably just scan through it, looking for keywords and highlighted phrases.

Internal Communications

How to Make Your Story Top News on the Corporate Intranet [video included]

You and your team have accomplished something great. Naturally you want to tell it to the rest of the company to get your well-deserved acknowledgement and build your personal brand.

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Before You Ask a Comms Pro to Switch a Light Bulb – Watch This Video.

I’ve worked in the comms field for more than a decade, but my mum thinks I work in the IT department.

Why? you may wonder. Well, probably because I work in front of a computer and with an online tool called the intranet. It’s the best explanation I can think of.


How to Make Sure Your Intranet Escapes the Corporate Knife

Ever had a bad dream? If so, did it include a hungry beast threatening your intranet? Or were the entire internal comms department chased by an armed ninja?

Probably not. Dreams are rarely about intranets, but real life nightmares are another story. They come true to communications pro’s from time to time.

I’m talking about the internal comms nightmare: the intranet being stabbed by the financial department’s knife.

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Measure the Intranet You Have (Not the One You Don’t Have)

I was not surprised when my latest post about intranet stats (Why Miserable Intranet Stats May Indicate Success) raised a few different opinions.

Measuring intranets isn’t easy. You can argue forever about what you should and shouldn’t measure and what the numbers say.


Why Miserable Intranet Stats May Indicate Success

How about turning the conclusions from your intranet statistics all around? Your failure becomes your success. What was bad before is now good and vice versa. But how, and why? Let me explain it to you.


What 5 Experts Say About Future Intranet Trends

Tell me, what is the first word that arise in your head when thinking of your company’s intranet? I’m really curious to hear your answer, but I guess the word “modern” isn’t what comes to your mind, is it?

There’s a lot of things going on in the internal communications and intranet area, but still, many companies communicate like it’s 1999. Perhaps it’s time for a change in your company’s way of handling internal communications? Why not let your intranet take a leap into the future?!


Why Adding Text Over Photos is the Next Big Thing

One of my favorite lifestyle bloggers has done it f-o-r-e-v-e-r: written text over her images. When I started to use this technique at work at our company intranet, I got from almost zero responses to A LOT over night. And when I played around with Labelbox on my Facebook pics, everybody asked me what tool I used to put the label in the photo.

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